A river runs through it

It's been raining pretty steadily for most of the day. It's been a long time since I've seen it rain like this for so long.

This is what the back yard looks like

Big rain

The dark strip in the middle is ankle deep water in the swale that drains into the ditch. The water in the ditch is just a few inches from the top, and probably over the top in a couple of spots.

Update: The water comes up to mid-calf now in the shallow spots. The dogs want to go swimming in their new pond.